Indian is a diverse country with many fairs and festivals being held in almost every month. If you are planning a vacation in May, do check out this list of fairs and festivals in May in India.
- Moatsu Festival 2019
When: First week of May each year
Where: Mokokchung district villages, Nagaland.
Moatsu festival is celebrated in the first week of May every year by the Ao Tribe of Nagaland. During this three-day festival, various rites and rituals are performed. The festival is observed after sowing is done. Villagers prepare various food items, wear their best outfit and dance around the bonfire.
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fairs and festivals of India in May in India When: May 6-June 5, 2019
Where: Mumbai and Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
The holy month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to feast on fresh food. During Ramadan, Muslims traditionally fast daily from sunrise till sunset and in the evenings, people visit the nearby mosque.
- Thrissur Pooram 2019
When: May 13, 2019
Where: Vadakkumnathan Temple, Kerala.
Thrissur Pooram includes a procession of around 30 decorated elephants and an ensemble of 250 musicians. A festival is a cultural event that has concerts, ornamental parasol displays, and fireworks.
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Upcoming fairs and festivals of India in May in India
- Dhungri Mela 2019
When: 14-16 May 2019
Where: Hadimba Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
Dhungri Mela is the three-day Dhungri Mela that takes place in Manali to honor Goddess Hadimba. During this festival, gods and goddesses from surrounding villages are carried in procession. The festival involves singing, dancing, and Kullu Natti folk dance.
- Ooty Summer Festival 2019
When: Flower Show on May 17-21, Fruit Show on May 25-26, 2019
Where: Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
The summer festival is held on the month of May every year. Summer festival include top events like Spice Show at Gudalur, Vegetable Show at Nehru Park in Kotagiri, Rose Show at the Government Rose Garden, and Fruit Show at Sim’s Park in Coonoor.
- Mount Abu Summer Festival 2019
When: May 17-18, 2019
Where: Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The summer festival offers sports such as boat racing on Nakki Lake, and a roller skating race. The festival concludes with fa ireworks display. The main attraction of the festival is the Sham-e-Qawwali musical show, which features some of the most renowned qawwalis from various parts of India.
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- Buddha Purnima 2019
When: May 18, 2019
Where: Buddha statue at Mahabodhi temple.
Buddha Purnima is the most sacred Buddhist festival that celebrates the birth of Gautam Buddha. Indian Railways runs a special Mahaparinirvan Express Buddhist Tourist Train that visits all Buddhist pilgrimage places in India during this festival.